In 1994 and 1995, Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz performed a series of concerts dubbed Together Again that preceded The Monkees' 1996 reunion. The duo's performance in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 6, 1994 was aired on 94.5 WWSW-FM. That recording was later made available on cassette tape only and sold via the internet and at the Together Again shows.
Air Cut Records has now issued the complete radio special on compact disc in the United Kingdom, and it's available in the UK via Amazon and iTunes. (The set is currently not available as an import on either Amazon or iTunes in the United States.)
UPDATE 7/1/16: The Point compact disc is now arriving to customers from Amazon.com and other retailers.
ORIGINAL POST: 5/13/16:
In September 1977 (after the dissolution of Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart), Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones traveled to England to begin rehearsals for their longtime friend Harry Nilsson's stage production of The Point. The show opened in London at the Mermaid Theatre on December 22, 1977. Davy played "Oblio," the hero, and Micky's part as "The Count's Kid" was created specifically so that both Jones and Dolenz could share the stage. An original cast album was released in the United Kingdom by MCA Records in January 1978. The Point closed in London on February 23, 1978.
And now, 29 years later, The Point will arrive on compact disc courtesy of Varese Vintage.
A single from the cast recording was also released by MCA (courtesy of JD at Monkee45s.net):
A live recording of a Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart show, Concert in Japan (recorded on July 20, 1976 at Yubin Chokin Hall in Tokyo, Japan), was initially available only in Japan in 1981. The album was later distributed on compact disc in the United States in 1996. This is a poster that was included inside the Japanese album.
Thanks to Donna Marino Snyder for sharing this video footage of Micky on Facebook. It was filmed at last weekend's Northeast Comic Con at Shriner's Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts.
Last August, Micky Dolenz joined Christian Nesmith, Circe Link, and company for a special online mini-concert. 7a Records will document this unique appearance with a new vinyl EP due this July!
I attended The Monkees' 50th Anniversary Tour in Philadelphia recently with a few people, including my sister, who took this picture!
Micky also mentions the possibility of touring abroad: "Looks like we may be going to Australia and New Zealand, and maybe Europe, so it’s very exciting times."
Monkees stage tech Austin is seen below modeling Micky's "tablecloth" made famous by the video for "Randy Scouse Git." Look for it at the merchandise stand on The Monkees' 50th Anniversary Tour!
In this interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Micky Dolenz talks about Adam Schlesinger (producer of The Monkees' new album, Good Times!), Michael Nesmith's involvement in the making of the LP, Harry Nilsson, the 50th Anniversary Tour, and much more.